Lawyer continually directs lawsuits at people of faith

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Florida attorney faces additional sanctions over lawsuits against Jews for Jesus.

A state court in Florida has sanctioned attorney Barry Silver for continuing lawsuits and appeals against Jews for Jesus over nearly a decade. The sanctions are now totaling over $100,000. The lawsuit was filed because Jews for Jesus published a praise report and a call for prayer for a Jew identified as Edith Rapp.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow with all the litigation, Silver "still hasn't learned his lesson."

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"And I'm not sure he ever will learn his lesson," he remarks. "But this particular theological attack -- wrapped in a legal pleading -- is just impermissible. It's frivolous, and the courts routinely, one after another, have issued these sanctions against him.

"Lawyers cannot use the courts to publicize philosophical vendettas against people of faith, and that's exactly what this particular attorney has tried to do."

Staver was asked if there is any further step that can be taken to stop Silver's legal attacks against Jews for Jesus.

"Well, the one way to stop Barry Silver is to ultimately have his license revoked, and in fact one of the judges suggested that he's reaching that point," Staver tells OneNewsNow. "To be sanctioned this many times in the case, to disobey the court orders repeatedly as he has done, this ultimately is placing his law license in jeopardy."

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